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Season 1 Episode 6 SEND Tutoring talks to Abi Davis about setting up a special needs school for the

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

In this week's episode we chat to Abi Davis dedicated headteacher with a passion for Special Educational Needs (SEN). With over 11 years of experience in the education sector, Abi has established herself as a visionary leader in the SEN community. Her journey began by implementing the innovative REACh curriculum in her first school, transforming the educational experience for students with ASD. Focusing on her specialisation in Autism, Abi set up a satellite nursery to assess children for ASD, demonstrating her commitment to early intervention and tailored support. Abi then became Head of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 at an Autistic school in Hillingdon.

With a clear passion for ASD, Abi was able to use her expertise to establish a new ASD school in Datchet, overseeing its rapid growth to accommodate 75 students. Abi's educational qualifications include an undergraduate degree in child psychology, a PGCE specialising in SEN, and a master's degree in ASD in education.

Before we recorded the podcast three questions were sent across, they were:

1. What is your experience in setting up new SEN schools and curriculums you have implemented?

2. What is your experience of tribunals and supporting parents?

3. What is ASD provision and how do we focus on developing social communication?

Sadly, we didn't have time to ask Abi Question 3 but she'll be back for more questions in the future.

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